Which organizations have published treatment guidelines for aortic stenosis (AS)?

Updated: May 07, 2019
  • Author: Xiushui (Mike) Ren, MD; Chief Editor: Terrence X O'Brien, MD, MS, FACC  more...
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In 2014, the American Heart Association (AHA)/American College of Cardiology (ACC) released a revision to their 2008 guidelines for management of patients with valvular heart disease (VHD) [6] ; and the European Society of Cardiology (ESC) and the European Association for Cardio-Thoracic Surgery (EACTS) issued a revision of its 2007 guidelines in 2012. [5]  The Society of Thoracic Surgeons (STS) published guidelines for the management of aortic valve disease in 2013. [53]

In 2017, the first document to address appropriate use criteria for the treatment of severe aortic stenosis was released as a collaborative effort by the ACC Appropriate Use Criteria Task Force, American Association for Thoracic Surgery (AATS), AHA, American Society of Echocardiography (ASE), EACTS, Heart Valve Society (HVS), Society of Cardiovascular Anesthesiologists (SCA), Society for Cardiovascular Angiography and Interventions (SCAI), Society of Cardiovascular Computed Tomography (SCCT), Society for Cardiovascular Magnetic Resonance (SCMR), and STS. [50, 51]  In the same year, the AHA/ACC released a focused update to their 2014 guidelines for managing valvular heart disease. [52]


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